2560×1440 Game Benchmarks
As we move on to the 2560×1440 results we'll revisit the standalone benchmark applications, starting with FFXV. All of the benchmarks to follow were run with the same settings as the 1080p results, with only the resolution changed.
The GTX 1660 Ti is effectively tied with the GTX 1070 in this benchmark at 1440p, with the advantage over the GTX 1060 6GB at ~37%.
Here we have what might end up being the worst result for the GTX 1660 Ti vs. the group in this review, as it comes up just short of the GTX 980 Ti for the first time with WoT: enCore. On the other hand this is just a 0.1 ms frame time difference and the cards are basically tied, and gains over the GTX 1060 6GB are ~32%, though it does trail the GTX 1070 here by 4 FPS.
Now we move on to the standard game benchmarks, beginning with the DX12 tests and Ashes: Escalation.
The gap between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1660 Ti widens with Ashes at 1440p, with the 1660 Ti trailing here by 5.8 FPS. The increase over the 1060 6GB is ~28% here.
Our next DX12 game is Far Cry 5.
Here the GTX 1660 Ti comes back to within 0.1 ms of the GTX 1070 average frame time, which is close enough to call it a tie. The 1660 Ti is ~40% faster than the GTX 1060 6GB here.
Next we have Shadow of the Tomb Raider, our final DX12 test.
This is the most impressive result so far for the GTX 1660 Ti, as it ties the GTX 1070 Ti here (though with reduction in overall smoothness compared to the 1070 Ti when looking at 99th percentile frame times). Big gains over the GTX 1060 6GB of ~49% as well.
We look at DX11 game benchmarks beginning with Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
This time the GTX 1660 Ti sits between the GTX 1070 and 1070 Ti in performance, and offers a nearly 42% increase over the GTX 1060 6GB.
Finally we re-visit F1 2018 at 1440p, our last DX11 benchmark.
Here the GTX 1660 Ti is just past the GTX 1070 with a 1.4 FPS edge, though when you consider that this is only about a 0.1 ms frame time difference it looks more like a tie (rounding does affect this slightly). The gains over the GTX 1060 6GB continue to impress, with an increase of nearly 40% here.
On the next page we'll see what sort of results the GTX 1660 Ti can achieve with a quick overclock.